Hoodoo Lady
Memphis Minnie Lyrics


Hoodoo lady, how do you do?
They tell me you take a boot and turn it to a brand new shoe
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

Hoodoo lady, you can turn water to wine
I been wondering where have you been all this time
I'm setting here, broke, and I ain't got a dime
You ought to put something in these dukes of mine
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

(spoken: Boy, you better watch it 'cause she's tricky)

Hoodoo lady, I want you to unlock my door
So I can get in and get all my clothes
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

Now look-a here, hoodoo lady, I want you to treat me right
Bring my man back home but don't let him stay all night
And don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

(spoken: Boy, she's tricky as she can be. Better watch her, too

Why look-a here, hoodoo lady, I'm your friend
When you leave this time, come back again
But don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
Don't put that thing on me
'Cause I'm going back to Tennessee

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: MCCOY MINNIE

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1251caveman

She should have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in the early influence category. Her blues style is awesome and influential.

Lembit Punapart

Nevermind, this doesn't mean anything, Joe Jackson(Shoeless Joe)isn't in the baseball hall of fame.this is a prestige thing.

1251caveman

@Regineaux Rheinkreuzer Exactly, also agree on the fact that the R&R HoF in the past twelve years haven't been recognizing well-deserved artists like Minnie. I mean they are inducting rap artists for cryin out loud.

Regineaux Rheinkreuzer

@1251caveman I absolutely agree with that, I just hate the R & R HOF. They seem to think they're more important than the artists and the oracle on who people should like. Apologies if it came across as a dig at you.

1251caveman

@Regineaux Rheinkreuzer I know, but I'm saying she deserves more attention for her advanced work.

Regineaux Rheinkreuzer

Fuck the R & R HOF, they're irrelevant.

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Demetrius Johnson

Memphis Minnie...My family.. We just went to her grave yesterday on Thanksgiving. I just found out a couple of years ago from my mother and aunts that she was my great great aunt daughter. Just by herring her sing, she sound just like my mom and great aunt singing. Wow.Im bless to be kin to her.

David Williams

@Demetrius Johnson wow! Thank you so much for sharing this! It's tough to find out who we are because the whites that moved onto our land gave the census-takers their names so it's hard to find out exactly but if we traced the river systems closes to our communities that's likely where we were overtaken

Demetrius Johnson

I can trace her back to the Douglas and Smith side of my family.Memphis Minnie came up on the Douglas side.. I think one of my older great aunties of my grandmother was her mother, Because 3 of them married 3 brothers in the Douglas family. And I think thats where Minnie come in at.. My mom first cuzzin Tom Douglas know the whole history of that side of the family.. Im 49 and Im just really getting to know more about her music and excited lifestyle. They need to tell her story and how she and other famous under the radar blues pioneers from the Mississippi Delta and Desoto county areas created the recipe and foundation of the Dirt Road Blues.. That should be the title of her movie" Dirt Road Blues"

David Williams

Wow! God bless! how far back can you trace your family and where?

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